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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Ant, male (Bullyland)   Ant, male (Bullyland) EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 12:12 am

Walk-around of the male ant, gen. sp. by Bullyland, originally released in 1994. This is one of four that were released that year, the others being a worker, soldier, and queen. I have never seen the other three. The figure is not marketed to the species level, although one can probably assume it was intended to be Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761. Ants are rather common in generic bin-style sets; they are relatively rarely marketed at the species level. While this is a 'generic ant', I have to admit it is one of my favorites!

The figure measures 7.5 cm body length; 9.5 cm if you include the antennae to the tips of the wings. The wings are a single, solid translucent piece of plastic, held roof-like over the body (I like that - makes for a more 'compact' figure, rather than having the wings stretched out to the sides). The paint job is subtle yet realistic/believable.

I would be interested in seeing other members of the caste system, to see how they compare in size, color, and wing position (if present).

On to the pics:

Ant, male (Bullyland) 20180219_155458

Ant, male (Bullyland) 20180219_155502

Ant, male (Bullyland) 20180219_155507

Ant, male (Bullyland) 20180219_155518

Ant, male (Bullyland) 20180219_155525

Ant, male (Bullyland) 20180219_155545

Like other Bullybugs, there are dollar-store knock-offs in the Bullyland style, albeit different sizes and lacking wings. I have yet another (but sold in a different set) that is also in the Bullyland style, but much larger and with outstretched wings; I wonder if it was modeled after the Bully queen. If I ever see it, I will know for sure!

Ant, male (Bullyland) 20180219_155701


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PostSubject: Re: Ant, male (Bullyland)   Ant, male (Bullyland) EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 10:05 am

Ohhh! You have the male ant !!!! A true, serious rarity affraid

It is wonderful !!! cheers The first time I ever see one from the four cheers

The ants have been on my wishlist for many years, but they seem to be very, very, very rare....I almost thought they didn't exist, but  Crocodile here is one cheers Applause cheers

Congratulations with your great find, and thankyou for sharing flower sunny

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bmathison1972

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PostSubject: Re: Ant, male (Bullyland)   Ant, male (Bullyland) EmptyTue Feb 20, 2018 12:55 pm

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Ohhh! You have the male ant !!!! A true, serious rarity affraid

It is wonderful !!! cheers The first time I ever see one from the four cheers

The ants have been on my wishlist for many years, but they seem to be very, very, very rare....I almost thought they didn't exist, but  Crocodile here is one cheers Applause cheers

Congratulations with your great find, and thankyou for sharing flower sunny

Oh really? I did not know how rare it was considered. This was in a batch froggie sold me! For a 'generic ant' it's very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Ant, male (Bullyland)   Ant, male (Bullyland) EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 12:40 am

If Susanne doesn't have it in her collection, it surely must be extremly rare. I also think that unlikely you will see other collector showing any of these ants. Yvette, perhaps but I am not so sure of it. Beatrice, of course, the Indiana Jones of this forum. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Ant, male (Bullyland)   Ant, male (Bullyland) EmptyWed Feb 21, 2018 1:13 pm

A huge but nice figurine :)

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